PowerVR Developer Tools​

Our lightweight real-time shader editing tool

Edit shaders without the need for PowerVR hardware, with our integrated off-line GLSL ES profiling compilers.

  • Allows you to rapidly develop optimal shaders for PowerVR GPUs.
  • Gives you real-time shader compilation as you type.
  • Gain an immediate understanding of the performance and cycle cost of a shader.


Our easy-to-use shader IDE with syntax highlighting and instant profiling feedback
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Much more than just a regular shader editor

 PVRShaderEditor integrates our off-line GLSL ES compilers to enable as-you-type performance estimates.

  • Get syntax highlighting for commonly used shader and GPGPU languages for PowerVR platforms.
  • Immediately see errors or warnings with real-time shader compilation.
  • Comes with disassembly for various PowerVR GPUs.
  • A standalone version of the shader editing capability of our PVRShaman tool.

Analyse performance in real-time

PVRShaderEditor gives you immediate feedback of various PowerVR GPU metrics:

  • See per-line cycle count estimates.
  • Provides a simulated total cycle count estimate.
  • Benefit from other useful statistics, including profiling output.

Support & resources

Get your answers online with our comprehensive documentation, developer forum and our dedicated PowerVR developer support desk.